Controversy Over A Letter

A spokesman for a North Carolina state agency says he was directed by staff of former Gov. Mike Easley to destroy a letter sent to Easley in 2007 from the mayor of the governor's hometown.

Crime Control and Public Safety Department spokesman Ernie Seneca told The News & Observer of Raleigh for a story Saturday that the directive came from Easley's press office.

Seneca sent a copy of the letter to a deputy secretary at the state Transportation Department where Seneca used to work with instructions that the letter should be destroyed after reading.

Federal prosecutors have sought information about transactions surrounding Easley and his associates for a year. A former assistant pleaded guilty last month to tax evasion and agreed to cooperate with investigators.

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  • by Josephus Jr. Location: Bear Grass on May 23, 2010 at 08:59 PM
    If I Were Mike Easley & Others in his circle i would really be concerned because Mr Poole might cut a deal that would get others indicted.Gov.Purdue was Lt.Governon then.Wonder what she knows about this?My Guess if that others will charged soon.
  • by Anonymous on May 23, 2010 at 03:22 PM
    hey Lavon why arent you defending this?
  • by pete Location: grifton on May 23, 2010 at 01:05 PM
    That's Mr Weaseley to you,now adress him as such.
  • by Allen Location: Plymouth on May 23, 2010 at 09:54 AM
    Mike, they are coming for you soon and Bev, guess who is next?
  • by Walt Location: Washington on May 23, 2010 at 08:38 AM
    ole yeller is an apporiate name for you. The previous administration my be guilty of all that you claim. But they never bowed to a Saudi King nor would they have clapped when the President of Mexico trashed this country and its laws. Rulers like BHO are probably the rerazson the word regicide was first coined.
  • by Beachbum3 on May 23, 2010 at 06:57 AM
    oleyeller: I am personaly in 1000% agreement with your posting on here but it wasn't just all about the oil situation it was more about the complete an total deregulation of evry state an federal agency with the federal government an the states government to be change to favor the coporate instrest in this nation wheather they are right or wrong an the taxpayers that are left to foot the bills that are cause by the total dergeulations for the wrong doing by these coporate instrest . just take a look in the Gulf of Mexico today of the oil spill that was in all probability due to some regulatory agency that wasn't allowed to do it's job strickly because of the deregulation that has been allowed under the former bush & cheney adminstrations thank you
  • by P on May 23, 2010 at 06:35 AM
    Another episode of the $lezleys stay tuned for more!
  • by Anonymous on May 23, 2010 at 05:33 AM
    There's no larger criminal than the past adminstration in Washington DC. It is currently robbing, raping the American people of all ages. There is larger criminal than the Democratic party.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on May 22, 2010 at 08:48 PM
    Nothing that the people in North Carolina's democrat party machine do surprises me in the least. The democrat party is crooked in every state, county, city and town in the country, it's a tradition, but it is extra crooked in places like North Carolina, Arkansas, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Chicago, Miami, Baltimore, Detroit, Memphis, San Francisco, Massuchusetts and more. The reason Easley won't go to jail is because the democrats control virtually every agency in the state and they all cover for each other, to protect their friends and themselves. They are all complicite.
  • by ole yeller Location: NC on May 22, 2010 at 08:03 PM
    There's no larger criminal than the past adminstration in Washington DC. It robbed, raped, and sold out the American of all ages. All for the love of oil well friends, shame shame
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